For $59, today's side deal gets you a full-day raft trip on the South Fork of the American River from Wilderness Adventures, a $125 value. Over the course of more than 30 years spent navigating the frothy waters, Wilderness has maintained a spotless safety record.
This four- to five-hour trip down the South Fork of the American River will bring you past some of the American's most beauteous sights and splash you with some of its wettest water. Rafters will be fitted with a life jacket and receive some basic river safety instruction before plunging into Class III rapids such as the Meat Grinder, Racehorse Bend, Maya, and more. The rapids have enough gusto to ensure a challenging good time but are not powerful to the point of feeling like you've been in a fist fight with Poseidon.
While the crew prepares the included lunch, scramble around the Sierra Nevada foothills or up Gorilla Rock, a Kong-sized outcropping or ingenious igneous. Wilderness Adventures provides all gear necessary for the trip, such as life jackets, paddles, and helmets. The adventurous organization recommends bringing a swimsuit, old tennis shoes, sun block, sunglasses, a hat with a visor, and, if you are sun sensitive, a shirt and long pants.
North El Dorado
6045 Rafter's Ln.
Placerville, California 95667Get Directions